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Robert Green outlines what can be an issue in Leeds United’s playoff push

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Leeds United lost against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship last week.

Leeds United goalkeeper Robert Green has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that his side can finish in the top six of the Championship this season.

The West Yorkshire outfit are sixth in the league table at the moment with 32 points from 20 matches.

The Whites suffered a defeat last week, going down 2-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion away from home at the American Express Community Stadium in the Championship.

Green, who joined Leeds in the summer transfer window after leaving Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, believes that his side can end up in the playoffs.

The former Norwich City and West Ham United goalkeeper, though, has admitted that playing quite frequently could be an issue for Garry Monk’s side.

Leeds' Robert Green in action

“You look at the sides this season in the league and we were fourth (before the Brighton defeat) and into the play-offs,” Green told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “That’s what it makes it an interesting prospect. I think we’ve shown that we’re capable of competing, even against the supposed fancied teams.

“Numbers, when the games are coming thick and fast, can be an issue but everyone in the squad is going to get used and we’ve still got room for improvement, which is the beautiful thing. We know we can improve so there’s no reason why not.

“We’re going to get big bumps in the road and the test is pulling ourselves through it and coming through it in the next game.”

Leeds United's Robert Green

Losing to Brighton last week was a disappointment, but Leeds fans should remain optimistic.

After all, the Seagulls have one of the best squads in the Championship and are aiming for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Monk’s side will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Reading at Elland Road in the Championship.

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